Release notes for the Splunk Add-on for Kafka
The Splunk Add-on for Kafka is deprecated and the functionality of pulling Kafka events using modular inputs is no longer supported. Use Splunk Connect for Kafka to pull Kafka events using modular inputs.
Version 1.2.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka is compatible with the following software, CIM versions, and platforms.
|Splunk platform versions||6.2 or later|
|CIM||4.2 or later|
|Platforms||Unix and Linux|
|Vendor Products||Apache Kafka 0.8.2|
The field alias functionality is compatible with the current version of this add-on. The current version of this add-on does not support older field alias configurations.
For more information about the field alias configuration change, refer to the Splunk Enterprise Release Notes.
Version 1.2.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka has the following new features.
Version 1.2.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka fixes the following issues.
|Date resolved||Issue number||Description|
Version 1.2.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka has the following known issues.
|2016-10-27||ADDON-11806||This add-on only supports Unix and Linux platform, but not Windows platform.|
|2016-03-10||ADDON-8242||Centralized configuration of forwarders is not fault tolerant.|
|2016-02-24||ADDON-7959||After removing a forwarder on setup page, the broker information and data inputs dispatched on the forwarder are still shown.|
|2016-02-22||ADDON-7899||Setup GUI does not truncate or wrap long strings, causing display errors.|
|2016-01-30||ADDON-7646||FIPS mode is not supported by this add-on. For a workaround, see Add-ons and FIPS mode in the Splunk Add-ons manual.|
|2016-01-25||ADDON-7570||GUI for editing an already configured Kafka Cluster on the Setup page saves your edits even if you click cancel.|
|2016-01-11||ADDON-7398||When setup page changes are saved, add-on should check for topic duplication.|
|2015-12-30||ADDON-7252||Not able to save setup page update if cursor is in blank index field and the user hits Enter to save.|
|2015-09-29||ADDON-5818||If managing modular input configuration centrally from a search head cluster node, forwarders sometimes disappear from the list of forwarders, after saving successfully. Workaround: wait at least five seconds to allow the setup page to fully load before attempting any configuration. Wait at least three seconds after saving each cluster or forwarder configuration.|
|2015-09-23||ADDON-5757||Invalid forwarders accept data collection tasks from centralized modular input configuration, even if they cannot handle them, causing those collection tasks to fail with an error.|
Third-party software attributions
Version 1.2.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka incorporates the following third-party software or libraries.
Source types for the Splunk Add-on for Kafka
Release history for the Splunk Add-on for Kafka
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released